Profiles in Lung Cancer – Day 8: Jill Feldman
As part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2015, I am participating in a Blog Chain. Along with several other lung cancer bloggers, I will be interviewing members of our lung cancer community. Our hope is to raise awareness by bringing to our readers the faces and stories of people fighting our battle, those that care for us, and our doctors that are giving us a fighting chance.
I’d like to introduce…
JILL FELDMAN, Lung Cancer Advocate and Warrior, (in that order.)
- Who is Jill? She is the 13-year-old granddaughter who lost two grandparents to lung cancer within weeks of each other. She is the daughter whose father died at 41 years old of lung cancer, nine months after her grandparents died. She is the daughter whose mother died at 54 years old of lung cancer. She is the niece whose aunt died at 56 years old of lung cancer. She is the former president of LUNGevity who was diagnosed with lung cancer, during her term, at age 39. She is a wife and mother of four teenagers ages 18, 17, 15, and 13 years. Jill has been a lung cancer warrior for 6+ years.
- How does Jill incorporate lung cancer into life?: She is a tireless advocate for lung cancer patients. She was active in the leadership at LUNGgevity (president and board member) because of … read more on Luna Okada’s blog “Cancer….an unexpected journey.”